Monday, August 28, 2023

With Prigozhin’s Death, Hell Announces It has a New Chief Chef, Russians Say

Paul Goble

            Staunton, Aug. 26 – With the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner PMC, in a plane crash, Russians are saying among themselves that the chief spokesman for Hell has announced that the underworld now has a new chief chef, an indication that the independent commander has returned to his original profession.

            This is just one of the stories included in the latest collection of Russian anecdotes assembled by Moscow journalist Tatyana Pushkaryova (

Among the best of the rest are the following:

 ·       The law on the conservation of the number of space powers has been maintained with a Russian probe crashing on the moon and an Indian one successfully landing there.

·       Kremlin spokesmen say that Putin didn’t kill Prigozhin because that would have been “unprofitable” for him. This means, of course, that when killing some one is “profitable,” he does it without any particular concern.

·       Russians who can’t bring themselves to write whatever the Putin regime wants should go back to the practice of Soviet dissidents and write for the drawer.

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